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  • F.E.M. | Product Groups | Mobile elevating work Platforms
    Mobile Elevating Work Platforms Scope All types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms e g scissor lifts self propelled booms lifts vehicle mounted platforms trailer push around vertical personnel platforms insulated aerial devices Work in progress Development of European Market statistics exchange Study of accidents occurring with MEWPs Machinery Directive 2006 42 EC Outdoor Noise Directive 2000 14 EC Guide for Identification of Non Compliant MEWPs FEM Product Group Mobile Elevating

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  • F.E.M. | Product Groups | Racking & Shelving
    in Racking for more specialised bulk storage Push Back Racking for Higher Density storage at relatively low height levels Gravity Live Storage Racking and Shelving for first in first out utilization Mobile Racking and Shelving for high density low turn round systems Clip together Metal Shelving systems for general storage purposes Library Shelving for book and other storage in archives and elsewhere Bolted Slotted angle for the construction of storage and other Systems Plastic Storage Containers Steel Lockers and Cupboards Mezzanines together with Rack or Shelving supported floors Objectives To represent promote and protect the interests of the European racking shelving and related products industry To establish a source of information for manufacturers control organizations users teaching bodies and government authorities To facilitate European discussion about technical commercial and economic storage equipment and methods issues To facilitate European collaboration on definition and classification of equipment terminology development of standards quality market data and research and development To publish a range of studies and documents promoting better utilization of storage equipment To promote any other activity of value to manufacturers and users Structure The Product Group operates through an annual Plenary meeting Technical Committee and ad hoc Working Groups Current officers of the Product Group are President Vice President Technical Committee Chairman Deputy Technical Committee Chairman CEN TC344 Chairman Representatives from 4 member Associations Secretary General The Product Group was formally established as the European Racking Federation ERF in UK Company law in September 2004 The list of all racking and shelving companies represented by the Product Group is available on ERF website Work in progress The work plan envisaged in 2013 2014 includes Meetings of working group for revision of EN15512 Meetings of working group for revision of EN15620 Completion of the FEM Cantilever Code Completion of the EN15512 Worked

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  • F.E.M. - European Federation of Materials Handling and Storage Equipment
    2010 Compliance with the standard will give mobile cranes a presumption of conformity according to the new machinery Directive For more information inclusing an overview of the main changes compared to the 2004 version see PG CLE press release 12 04 2010 Influence of wind forces during mobile cranes operations FEM ESTA remind about basic safety requirements when operating a mobile crane under wind forces See PG CLE ESTA joint press release 24 03 2010 Mr Grobs retires from FEM activities Mr Otmar Buhmann President of FEM Product Group Cranes Lifting Equipment thanks Mr Grobs for his many years of active and valuable involvement in the work of the PG See PG CLE press release available in both German and English Elevating Equipment 23 07 2009 Two guidance documents to help the users or the equipment to ensure continuing safety during it s lifetime have been published Entitled Periodic Inspection of Lift Tables and Periodic Inspection of Dock Levellers they show what checks and tests should be done by a competent person every year or as required by national legislation Available from the PG Secretary 23 07 2009 A Summary of the EN standards for Lift Tables Dock Levellers and Tail Lifts for Vehicles has also been published It shows the benefits to the manufacturer purchaser and user of following the harmonised technical standards that ensure all safety issues have been addressed during the design and manufacturing process Available from the PG Secretary Industrial trucks 6 12 2010 Market Surveillance PG IT issues guidelines on compliance of industrial trucks with Exhaust Emissions directive Click here 7 07 2010 PG IT has made a new technical recommendation 90 stacking aisle width available for free download on its web page 30 06 2010 FEM factsheet Industrial Trucks 2009 2 05 2010 Dott

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  • F.E.M. | Technical Documents
    Environment Market Surveillance Press Room News Archives Events Events Exhibitions Calendar CeMAT 2011 Home technical docs techDocs index Technical Documents Publications European harmonisation of internal market legislation through the so called new and old approach directives applicable to the FEM industries Machinery Electromagnetic Compatibility Pressure Equipment Explosive Atmosphere and to a certain extent through environmental requirements Noise Emissions for Outdoor Equipment Emissions from Non road Mobile Machinery has increased the need for standards and technical guidelines To ensure optimum safety and full compliance with legal requirements FEM has made and continues to make an important contribution to the work of standardisation bodies CEN ISO by attending meetings and drafting recommendations on the technical issues and aspects of direct relevance to the FEM industries Many of these recommendations form the backbone of established CEN ISO standards Others give guidance to engineers for design and construction of safe durable and ergonomic handling equipment Some technical documents are available for free download For more information please see the webpage of the relevant Product Group Click here to download a list of FEM technical documents in the following product families documents not available for free download can be ordered from http www vdmashop de

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  • F.E.M. | Issues & Positions
    harmonisation of the business regulatory environment Foster international trade and investments The European materials handling industry relies strongly on exports We support any initiatives fostering trade and seeking to remove tariffs and non tariff barriers We think that environmental and social issues should be clearly separated from trade negotiations Better regulation for responsible actors EM members are very aware of their social responsibility When regulation is necessary our industry expects it to be based on serious and documented impact assessments Preference should be given to industry self regulatory initiatives and consultation FEM acknowledges that the better regulation initiative from the Commission is a step in the right direction Release entrepreneurial energy As a highly innovative industry developing individual solutions for our customers the materials handling sector needs flexible adaptation to the business environment and a minimal administrative burden Quality and New Approach The materials handling industry strongly supports the concept of the new approach combining harmonised standards with the manufacturer s self declaration of conformity Appropriate environmental and safety policy The materials handling industry is committed to sustainable development and improvement of safety at work Our industry innovates in terms of energy efficiency and prevention of occupational hazards but is

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  • F.E.M. | Issues & Positions | Internal Market
    the current Machinery Directive 98 37 EC to the revised Machinery Directive 2006 42 EC temporarily unavailable The Outdoor Noise Directive 2000 14 EC sets out both noise limits and labelling requirements for a number of types of machines intended for outdoor use It covers 57 types of equipment used outdoors 22 are subject to noise limits in terms of A weighted overall sound power and 35 are subject to noise declaration The noise limits were progressively applied in 2 stages on 3 January 2002 Stage 1 and 3 January 2006 Stage 2 The directive was amended by Directive 2005 88 EC and the European Commission is currently preparing a revision on the basis of the NOMEVAL report on the directive and impact assessment conducted by TNO on behalf of the European Commission published respectively at the end of 2007 and beginning of 2009 and further industry consultation and comments A Commission proposal for a revised directive is expected mid 2010 FEM is very active in contributing to the work of the Commission in preparing for a revised directive FEM Initial Comments on the NOMEVAL November 2007 FEM Position on Outdoor Noise July 2009 FEM reply to a questionnaire on the potential merger of the Machinery Directive and the Outdoor Noise Directive June 2013 The Emissions from Non Road Mobile Machinery Directive 97 68 EC aims at approximating the laws of the Member States relating to emission standards and type approval procedures for engines to be installed in non road mobile machinery Emissions of nitrogen oxides NOx and particulate matter from these engines are regulated before they are placed on the market The technical feasibility of the next stages for reduction of exhaust emissions has been evaluated and a timetable has been introduced in the directive Flexibility to go from one stage to the next is very tight and should be revised In addition inclusion of a Portable Emission Measurement System on the machines to measure emissions in use is now being considered The directive is subject to a technical review and based on its results a revision will be prepared by the Commission As a first step an impact assessment started in June 2008 and was completed at the beginning of 2009 Here again FEM must contribute to this process using experts from the concerned PGs and shape its possible strategy for 2010 when the Commission proposal for the revision will be on the table FEM reply to consultation on a revision of the Exhaust Emissions of NRMM Directive April 2013 FEM position on a revision of Directive 97 68 EC Annex position of Mobile Cranes April 2014 FEM position on the proposed revision of Directive 97 68 EC December 2014 Impact Study on Mobile Cranes January 2015 Back to top Other technical Internal Market Directives relevant to FEM products The Electro Magnetic Compatibility Directive 2004 108 EC covers a vast range of equipment encompassing electrical and electronic appliances systems and installations The main objective of the Directive is

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  • F.E.M. | Issues & Positions | Environment
    being reviewed and Commission proposals for recast were published in December 2008 After careful study of the scope of Directive 2002 96 EC WEEE FEM considers that the equipment produced by the manufacturers it represents is not covered by the directives FEM Position on WEEE RoHS September 2006 Useful links European Commission Guidelines on the WEEE and RoHS REACH Regulation EC No 1907 2006 and Directive 2006 121 EC amending Directive 67 548 EEC regulate the Registration Evaluation and Authorisation of CHemicals FEM industries are downstream users of chemical substances and preparations and REACH has direct consequences on our businesses The Commission developed draft guidance to support industry and authorities in fulfilling their tasks under REACH The European Chemicals Agency is responsible for adopting the guidance and for its subsequent maintenance The guidance documents are available from the website of the European Chemicals Agency ECHA More information on other related projects can be found on the Commission Joint Research Center website Useful links Orgalime Guide on REACH practical guidance to downstream users European Commission REACH in Brief December 2006 Preparing for REACH European Commission presentation for Industry The Eco design Directive 2009 125 EC aims at setting EU wide harmonised rules for improving the environmental performance of energy related products ErPs through eco design The Directive does not itself introduce directly binding eco design requirements but rather defines the conditions and criteria for the adoption of subsequent implementing measures applicable to specific products Its objectives are to enhance the quality and improve the environmental performance of products and gradually drive the EU market towards eco efficient products The European Commission adopted a 3 years working plan 2009 2011 listing more products to come under scrutiny Originally targetting energy using products it has recently been modified to cover energy related products

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  • F.E.M. - European Federation of Materials Handling and Storage Equipment
    2012 FEM CECE CECIMO CEMA joint position on market surveillance January 2010 FEM Policy Paper 2009 2014 FEM initiatives FEM 2010 Congress Technical workshop on market surveillance The Turkish experience by Mr Sürfyan Emiroglu General Director Turkish Ministry of Industry and Trade The European framework by Ms Alexandra Jour Schröder Head of Unit Mechanical Electrical and Telecom Equipment DG Enterprise and Industry European Commission Joint initiative from several machinery sectors including FEM aiming at providing a resource database of technical guidance on compliance through a single access point for market surveillance authorities and market operators importers distributors users http machinery surveillance eu European Commission s conference on market surveillance for machinery Several representatives of the European materials handling industry spoke at a European Commission s conference on market surveillance for machinery that attracted over 200 delegates on 24 November 2011 in Brussels More information is available on our Events section Video statements Statement by John Meale President of FEM Statement by Ambrogio Bollini President of FEM Product Group Industrial Trucks Statement by Alan McIntyre President of FEM Product Group Mobile Elevating Work Platforms Product Groups initiatives Guide for Identification of Non Compliant Industrial Trucks FEM Product Group Industrial Trucks is issuing thematic guidelines to help distinguish between compliant and non compliant machinery by describing essential criteria which can be checked even without in depth knowledge and technical information ISSUE THEME 11 2010 Exhaust emissions Dutch English Espanol Italian German 03 2011 General safety marking of machinery Dutch German English Espanol Italian 03 2011 update Outdoor noise Dutch English Espanol Italian German Guide for Identification of Non Compliant Tower Cranes The Committee for European Construction Equipment CECE has issued a brochure on compliance of tower cranes in cooperation with FEM Product Group Cranes Lifting Equipment The brochure is available in several

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